Thursday, December 15, 2016

Seaside Steps - A McCalls Quick Quilts contribution

I am so excited to introduce you to Seaside Steps.




You can find this pattern in the February/March 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts. In an upcoming blog post I will have another idea for this pattern to be used for college students. Currently, though, there is a free download provided by McCalls Quilting to make this quilt in multiple sizes. Score!

Seaside Steps uses my favorite block, the Half Square Triangle, with a quick and easy block in between that is perfecto for fussy cutting. The HST and I have a love/hate relationship, but once the squaring up is done it's nothing but love. This is a great pattern if you have a large print you want to show off, or if you have a smaller print you would like to fussy cut for the centers. Or hey, do both like the original. Those mermaids are adorable!!




Fabrics for this quilt come from the Camelot Fabrics collection, Under the Sea. Those little mermaids are adorable, but check out the other little sea animals that are just too cute. Those crabs! Aack! So cute! The colors in the collection are so amazing and saturated and the fabrics so soft and enjoyable to work with. 

The Feb/Mar 2017 issue is available for purchase online here, the hardcopy will hit stores by December 27th, 2016. 




To celebrate the awesomeness that is having your pattern printed in a magazine, I am having a giveaway. I have TWO magazines for two lucky quilters. Leave a comment below with the colors you would choose to make Seaside Steps in and the Random Number Generator will choose two winners. Contest ends Friday, December 16th at 11:59 PM. 




Do you know what is really cool? Going into your download folder and finding two WOW buttons, because you have been in McCalls Quick Quilts twice. That is pretty WOW!!

Now go comment and good luck!!!

Happy Stitching!
Jen


13 comments:

  1. Oh, this would be fun to win! I'm just getting back into sewing and quilting and there are so many ideas...how to choose...!

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  2. This would be awesome!!! The colours I'd choose are navy, teal, and cream!!!

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  3. I'd use red white, and blue. Thanks for the give away.

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  4. I think yours is prettier than the cover! I'm dreaming of some fussy cutting in my future!!!

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  5. Congratulations once again. You know me, I would find some purple, blue or green to create your quick and easy pattern. So happy for your successes.

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  6. Another gorgeous quilt Jen! Congratulations. Of course I am in the Christmas mode, but I could see this quilt in Christmas colors and prints as well.

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  7. Oh, man. The colors would depend on who it is for. Definitely yellows and blues, and maybe purples and greens or purples and pinks.

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  8. Oh, man. The colors would depend on who it is for. Definitely yellows and blues, and maybe purples and greens or purples and pinks.

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  9. For some reason I have been in a brown and pink or a brown and aqua stage. Maybe brown is my latest neutral. Anyway, great design. Love the movement. And Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations Jen..Awesome pattern...My grandson would love it in John Deere Green and yellow with a John Deere print.

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  12. I would make in ice blue, cream an purple. Would be a stunning Christmas quilt.

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  13. Random Number Generator at Random.org picked comments 9 and 10! Congratulations, Linda and Anna! Please email me at patternsbyjen@gmail.com so I can get your magazines sent to you.

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